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Late season winter storms sent a strong reminder
PCI Says Insurers are ready to help drivers and homeowners with damage claims

djf-extremes-2016-17The mid-March nor'easter impacted the northeast dumping between one and two feet of snow in many areas. The snow, wind and ice made for hazardous travel conditions and the potential for many auto accidents, as well as burst pipes, tree limbs falling and other property damage. However, insurers are ready to work with consumers to file insurance claims, minimize the inconveniences and help make the claims process go as smoothly as possible.

Winter Season 2017 Overview

According to NOAA, the United States had its second warmest February and sixth warmest winter on record. Much-above-average temperatures were observed from the Southern Rockies and Southern Plains to East Coast. Thirty-six states were much warmer than average, with Louisiana and Texas having their warmest winter on record, while no state experienced record cold. 

Although the warm weather contained the snowpack, NOAA reports that above-average precipitation spanned most of the West into the Northern Plains and Great Lakes. Areas in the Mid-Atlantic and coastal northeast had below average precipitation. View the Winter 2016/17 Record Setters

As winter 2017 gives way to spring, PCI reminds everyone to educate themselves about their insurance protection and how it works. PCI offers a wide range of resources about insurance, winter storms and other catastrophic risks. Follow us on twitter @PCIAA and visit our other headquarters pages for insurance information and preparedness tips for each type of event.